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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew
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3 Things Your System Integrator Wishes You Knew

In this open letter to end-users, a system integrator offers some suggestions on how to make a good client-integrator relationship even better.
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Electronic Batch Records: A Story of Workflow Improvement
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Electronic Batch Records: A Story of Workflow Improvement

The story of electronic batch records began as a way to streamline regulatory compliance. Now these records can also help users produce higher-quality batches and ensure optimal workflow.
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Producing Electric Vehicles in an Evolving Market

Uncertainty over whether electric vehicles (EVs) will become mainstream creates a challenging environment for automotive OEMs.
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Lean Production and Managerial Costing

Dr. Taiichi Ohno’s position on cost accounting, as father of the Toyota Production System, is often cited during Lean discussions.
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SimSci-Esscor PRO/II software will be embedded into simulation software from Axens.

Invensys Enters Safety and Simulation Partnerships

Two new partnerships extend Invensys Operations Management’s safety offering and simulation software reach.
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Fiber Media Converters

FCU-1802 is a fast Ethernet bridge 100Base-FX fiber to 10/100Base-TX shielded twisted pair (STP) converter.
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Boiler Upgrade: Chemical Recovery for Nylon Production

UBE Chemicals operation in Rayong, south of Bangkok in Thailand, is engaged in the production of nylon from raw materials. In the production process, chemicals are released and can be combusted.
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Transforming Manufacturing Into a Competitive Advantage

Industrial manufacturers have largely prevailed in recent years despite challenging times—innovating in automation, managing costs without sacrificing quality and expanding globally.
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Human-Machine Interface Development

Automation World focuses on Operations this month, and Dave Gehman, Contributing Editor, provides a technology trends overview of standards-based HMIs in his feature, HMI: Going from Cute to Effecti
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Integrated I/O Controller

This integrated I/O controller, the PEC-3710, features an AMD LX800 500 MHz controller with 16-channel analog input, 4-channel analog output and 32-channel isolated digital input/output.
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The Winning Team

When I took this job late last year, it was clear to me that Automation World is published by a solid team of journalism professionals.
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Process Historians Evolving into Operations Centers

Replacing an outdated paper system with SharePoint improves ability to track incidents. 
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An artist's rendering of the S70 streetcar from Siemens being designed for use in Atlanta. Source: Siemens
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Modern Drive Technology Helps Streetcars Roll Again

New power and automation technologies, such as smaller form factor inverters and hybrid drive systems, are behind a resurgence in mass transit manufacturing and deployment in the United States. 
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